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Harassment and Discrimination in the NY Workplace

In recent years, New York has implemented and updated laws against harassment and discrimination in the workplace.  This may come as no surprise; the numerous scandals and the #MeToo movement have brought these issues to the front of the national conversation.  Individuals who have experienced harassment or discrimination must take certain actions before filing a


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A Note for Potential Financial Industry Whistleblowers: The Makings of a Good Tip & The Financial Rewards of Outing Fraud

By: Sarraf Gentile LLP The government encourages, rewards and empowers individuals who publicize fraud in the financial industry. The two most powerful and lucrative tools for outing fraud in the financial industry are the SEC Whistleblower Program and the CFTC Whistleblower Program.  Both programs were created in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street


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Convertible Notes: Why Should I Invest?

You just heard about a budding business and you’re looking to invest.  You’re excited to help the young company grow, so you agree to lend some money.  The owners are ecstatic!  They send you what’s called a “convertible note” – what is this? If you’re an investor that’s been presented with a convertible note, this


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Corporation or LLC: What’s the Right Corporate Structure for Your Business?

Thinking about starting a new business?  Let’s pause for a minute and weigh some important considerations before you start the hiring process or sign that commercial lease.  First, protect yourself by setting up an entity.  In the unfortunate event that a lawsuit is brought against your business, a company that is properly set up and well-maintained


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The Ins and Outs of Operating a Crypto Business in New York

Over the last two years, the big crypto craze has the public buzzing about how to get involved in the crypto space.  You’ve deciphered the differences between crypto-this and virtual-that, and read anything and everything crypto-related. So now you’re thinking of kick starting a crypto business of your own.  You’re ready to form an entity


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Confession of Judgment Part 1: What is It?

Let’s say someone wronged you, and you’ve been going back and forth with them for months in an attempt to resolve things.  You’ve finally agreed to settlement terms, but you aren’t sure you trust the person who stiffed you in the first place to comply.  To help with this, your lawyer is recommending you have


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Freelance Isn’t Free… Or is It?  (It’s Not).

Updated: September 11, 2020 If you live in New York City, you may have heard about a new regulation dealing with the hiring of freelancers. Whether you’re a freelancer or a business that relies on independent contractors, you may be asking yourself… What even is this?  The Freelance Isn’t Free Act, or Local Law 140 of


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